2018 Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars


DEADLINE: 01 April, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education offers up to two full tuition International Fellowships under the PennGSE–UNESCO Chair, founded in 2012. This Fellowship, under the auspices of the International Educational Development Program (IEDP), is the first of its kind in the U.S., and is designed to support promising professionals devoted to international education in the developing world. A first Fellow was accepted for the Fall 2011 cohort.


  • Priority will be given to applicants who are citizens of countries defined by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle-income countries.
  • Naturalized US citizens and permanent residents who originate from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (i.e., were born in one of these countries and whose parents are not US citizens) may also apply.


  • The Fellowship covers all Penn tuition (up to 10 course units) associated with the IEDP Masters Degree program of study.
  • The Fellowship does not cover other costs associated with attending graduate school, such as room and board, books, health insurance, travel, etc.

Application process:

  • Interested persons should complete the Fellowship application and submit with their completed IEDP Masters application to PennGSE.
  • Announcement of the UNESCO fellowship award(s) is typically announced by mid-May, before the beginning of the next academic year.
  • The Fall 2018 UNESCO application will be opened shortly. Applications are due by April 1, 2018

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars